For dinner one summer night, I ate a chunk of slow-cooked roast-beef, some raw veggies, and as a treat, a bowl of halved fresh strawberries, whole fresh blueberries, and two table-spoons of heavy whipping cream. Berries are the only kind of fruit I eat anymore. (I count the avocado as a berry, one that brings its own creamy fat.) I calculate that the berry bowl contained 137 calories, 9 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, and 10 grams fat. All of the fat and the majority of the calories came from the … [Read more...]
Is broccoli low-carb? Compared to what?
Is broccoli low-carb? It depends . . . I haven't written many posts about vegetables over the years. Nuts, yes. Seeds, yes. Even fruits (avocado, blueberries, strawberries and tomatoes). Once in a while, I've put up a photo of a plate with, say, a few green beans and a big juicy steak. But the focus has not been on the beans. The lack of focus on veggies may give readers the false impression that I don't eat many. In fact, I do veggies. Not just lettuce, either, but real, honest-to-gosh, … [Read more...]
Perfect low-carb blueberry pancake recipe
For months, I've been working to perfect my low-carb blueberry pancake recipe. I'm finally there. What makes these the perfect pancakes? Well, they're easy to make -- just five ingredients. And they're high in fat, low in net carbohydrates, and the recipe makes just enough for one person to eat on a weekend morning when he or she is hungry for a treat. Oh, and the blueberries add a lot to the experience! I suppose a person could share the pancakes with another person if that other person would … [Read more...]
Low carb blueberry pancakes revisited
I made -- and enjoyed -- these almond/ coconut flour blueberry pancakes for breakfast today, attempting to improve the recipe I posted a couple months ago. The basic ingredients remained the same: two tablespoons of coconut flour, six tablespoons of almond flour, and two whole eggs. I used vanilla and cinnamon as before, and of course some fresh blueberries. However, this time I used four tablespoons of water (a quarter-cup) instead of just two tablespoons, and I also added Stevia to the … [Read more...]
Just your basic low-carb blueberry pancake
People eating low-carb, high-fat usually learn pretty quickly about wheat flour substitutes. At least they do if they have a hankering for foods like pancakes and waffles. To be honest, I'm happy eating eggs for breakfast most mornings, with or without bacon or sausage on the side. But a change of pace only enhances the pleasure you take from the usual, customary fare. So occasionally I make pancakes. My basic recipe mixes almond flour/meal and coconut flour, at a ratio of three parts to one … [Read more...]
Lacto-vegetarian lunch — oh my!
Working from home today, I put together a meatless lunch. It consisted of fresh avocado, hummus, mushrooms, and full-fat yogurt with blueberries. The yogurt had active cultures (probiotics), which are something I want to get into my diet more. Here's the nutritional breakdown for the food shown in the photo: Calories = 314 Fat = 23g Carbs = 24g Fiber = 9g Protein = 8g It was a low-cal lunch. Most days, I eat 400 or more calories for lunch. The question is, are 300 calories enough to sustain … [Read more...]
My low-carb breakfasts
Often after I've told a friend or acquaintance about my low-carb way of eating, and explained that I no longer wheat, corn, rice or potatoes, one of the first questions I get is, "But what do you eat for breakfast?" Breakfast seems to be the carb-lover's favorite meal. I know my own breakfasts used to be carborific. My standard morning meal was cereal, milk, orange juice and coffee. I frequently added a slice or two whole-wheat toast with jam. Some mornings, I skipped the cereal and … [Read more...]